Avoid excess water your ficus! The most common mistake people make is to add more water once the leaves begin to turn yellow. This is the opposite of what you should do. Always feel the soil surface with your fingertip. If it feels dry to the touch one inch below the surface, it is time to water. If the soil still feels moist and retain water for a day or two.
Provide adequate moisture, especially for new plants. Mist ficus plants at least twice a day.
Make a humidity tray by filling the dish with gravel plant. Runoff water from accumulating on the plate, which has two advantages: the roots will not sit in standing water - the most common cause of root rot, and excess water evaporates through the plant, providing additional moisture.
Choose a site with light, filtered. To determine if the light is bright enough for a ficus, you should be able to see your shadow on the wall behind the area you select. Early in the morning or the afternoon sun is fine, but avoid an area that receives direct sunlight throughout the day.
Find a place free from drafts. Place your ficus benjamina away from open doors or heating vents. Also avoid large windows that temperature changes during the day.
Ficus fertilize monthly throughout the growing season with a half strength liquid fertilizer or slow release fertilizer according to label instructions. Withhold fertilizer in the winter months.